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    Saratoga

    National Historical Park New York

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  • Wilkinson (hiking) Trail Alternate Route in Effect

    Due to conditions along the steep ravine portion of the Wilkinson Trail, an alternate route is in effect. Maps are available at the park visitor center.

Multimedia Presentations

Two young visitors listen to their MP3 player as part of their battlefield tour experience

Battlefield Tour Road MP3 Audio Tour

Now, you can enhance your battlefield tour experience with the convenience of your MP3 player!

Prior to your visit, download these audio files onto your MP3 device. Then, when you tour the battlefield, you can listen to the audio file for each tour road stop.

 
An image of an open cell phone superimposed over several views from Saratoga National Historical Park

Battlefield Tour Road Cell Phone Tour

It's easier than ever to connect to the stories preserved and told at Saratoga National Historical Park, all with the convenience of your own cell phone. Here's how:

  • During tours of the Battlefield, as you visit each of the 10 tour road stops, call 518-665-8185 to access the Cell Phone Tour;
  • Enter the number of the tour road stop you are at;
  • Enjoy a short audio narration (3-10 minutes) describing the significance of the grounds on which you are standing.

While listening, you can access several functions to aid your enjoyment of the program:

  • Press "1" to rewind;
  • Press "2" to pause, and again to play;
  • Press "3" to fast forward;
  • Press # to skip a track.

At the conclusion of the narration, you can press *0 to share your thoughts on what you've heard.

NOTE: this service is free of charge, but your own cell phone service provider's use fees will still apply.

 

Wilkinson Trail (hiking trail) MP3 Audio Tour

You can now hike the Wilkinson Trail while immersing yourself in tales from the Battles of Saratoga!

These free, downloadable MP3 files range from 3-7 MB. Save them to your favorite MP3 player, and listen to them as you hike the Wilkinson Trail.

Start playing each one at each station on the Wilkinson Trail (gray, plastic marker posts, labeled "Station A", "Station B", etc.), and keep walking as you listen. If you are still listening when you arrive at the next station, you're a fast walker! Just finish listening to the track before you begin playing the next one.

Our special thanks to all who made this MP3 trail possible: Angel Bovee, Thomas Hawn and the New School of Radio and Television (Albany, NY), Deanna Stickles-Bach, Jason Bach, Suzanne Baker, Ben Katagirl, Adam O'Connor, Steven O'Connor, Maggie's Music, Inc. (Hesperus Ensemble, Colonial America album), Plymouth fife and Drum Corps (Honor album).

 

Did You Know?

A very young man in a deep sky blue New Hampshire Regiment uniform coat leads several soldiers in a drill.

At the time of the American Revolution, boys as young as their teens could be officers in the army. There were examples, though rare, of boys as young as 12-15 years of age holding the rank of Ensign (equal today to Second Lieutenant).